A novel combination of DVD and book, this volume for the first time presents issues pertaining to vocal techniques and interpretation in word, picture and sound. Film examples provide insights into the working method of the renowned tenor Christoph Prégardien who can be seen in his lessons with students of his master classes. In addition, the singer and teacher Hedwig Fassbender deals with specific problems of the female voice; the pianists Michael Gees and Andreas Staier talk about the accompaniment of lied singers. Professionals, students and lovers of classical singing as well as interested amateur singers are provided with a plethora of important and valuable information.
The DVD with more than 240 minutes of film material shows Christoph Prégardien during song, oratorio and opera lessons. An index allows for purposeful selection of the most important topics: exercises of scales, vocalises, phrasings, breathing, tonal work, portamento, conduct of the voice, vocal position, and many more.
In the book section, Christoph Prégardien deals with further questions on programming, correct practising and warm-ups, concert preparations and voice problems, among others. This innovative product is complemented by a detailed discography of Christoph Prégardien as well as bibliographical references and recommendations.
Schott Master Class Gesang was awarded the Comenius Medal 2006. With the Comenius EduMedia Awards, the Society for Education and Informatics (GPI) fosters didactic multimedia products and educational media which are of particularly great value as regards education, content as well as layout and design.
The Master Class series was awarded the special prize digita 2007 for new developments which can change and further learning with new media. The convincing editing of the learning content by renowned experts and the unobtrusive media design of the videos provide the reader – no matter whether students, advanced singers or interested amateurs – with numerous suggestions on a high level. Thanks to the exercises and examples of interpretation filmed in live action and processed digitally, performers are given excellent support.
Interviews: Christoph Prégardien
Hedwig Fassbender und Christoph Prégardien
Michael Gees und Christph Prégardien
Statements zu Christoph Prégardien
Master Class DVD
Menü und Kapitelübersicht
Index nach Titeln
Index nach Themen
Biographien der Mitwirkenden
Impressum der DVD
Lesetipps von Christoph Prégardien